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  • How To Stop Your Air Conditioning From Making Your Employees Sick

    10 August 2015

    You depend on your air conditioning to keep your commercial building cool and your employees comfortable. But in some cases, your air conditioning could be costing you by actually making your employees sick.  Recent New York-area outbreaks of Legionnaires' disease, a type of pneumonia that can be fatal, have sparked inquiries about how air conditioning can spread microbes throughout a commercial working environment. As many as 50,000 people getting sick each year from just this one type of bacteria.

  • How To Crimp A Wire Onto An Electrical Terminal

    30 July 2015

    Bad electric wires have to be replaced to avoid shorting out an electric motor and causing extensive damage. If the wires are connected to the motor using terminal connectors, you'll also have to install new terminals on the end of the new wires so you can connect them to the motor you are working on. The wires are typically crimped into the connectors so they don't become loose and disconnect from the terminal.

  • Five Simple DIY Projects To Make Your Glass Shower Doors More Private

    8 July 2015

    Glass shower doors are beautiful, they fill your shower with light, and they can make your bathroom feel bigger, but if you have a big family and a busy bathroom, they don't offer much privacy. You can remove your clear glass doors and replace them with frosted, colored or etched glass, but if you're not ready for a remodeling project yet, there are other options. Here are a few simple, DIY options for making your glass shower doors more private:

  • Keep Your Home Dry And Stable - Signs Your Sewer Line Is In Need Of Repair

    25 June 2015

    Home ownership comes with a variety of responsibilities that many people may not have fully anticipated. Having to establish yourself as a veritable expert in a wide variety of home maintenance tasks is one of those responsibilities, and your sewer system is among the most specialized and vital systems that you'll ever have to deal with. Below, you'll find a guide to some signs that your sewer system is in need of repair.

  • Roof Leaking? Check Your Satellite Dish

    13 June 2015

    Roof leaks are caused by any number of problems including rotting sheathing. One problem that many homeowners overlook is leaking caused by satellite dishes. Here's more information about this issue and what you can to do prevent it. How Satellite Dishes Cause Leaks There are two ways satellite dishes can cause leaks. The first way is from poor installation. The dish is secured in place using long bolts that pierce through the shingles and sheathing.

  • How To Get A Good Drink Of Water At Home

    1 June 2015

    If you avoid drinking the water from your faucet at home because of the smell or taste, quit spending money on bottled water and install a water filtration system. Some are as easy as filling a pitcher while others will need a water treatment company to install them. Here are some ways you can get a good glass of water at home. Filtration Pitcher If you're just after an occasional glass of water, try a filtration pitcher.

  • Top 5 Elevator Maintenance Tips

    17 May 2015

    Are you interested in keeping your elevator well maintained so that the need for a maintenance service is reduced? There are many different maintenance steps that you can take to decrease the rate at which your elevator becomes worn out. With that thought in mind, here are the top elevator maintenance tips to consider: Keep an eye on lift capacity: In buildings with heavy foot traffic, keep an eye on the elevators to make sure they are used above capacity.